Situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean surrounded by turquoise waters, the island of Mauritius is the ideal tropical sanctuary for a luxury holiday. Embrace the supreme tranquillity and exotic resorts in one of the premium holiday destinations in the world. Mauritius will enchant you, uplift your soul and make you feel that you belong to the chosen few. Each and every visitor enjoys personal attention. Every encounter is an opportunity to discover a friendly face. Behind each smile lies the promise of a unique holiday. The contrast of a multitude of colours and tastes, the island, set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together, offers an essential beauty that will compel to return to its shores time and time again. May your stay with them remain engraved in your memory forever. With the stunning backdrop of Mauritius’ iconic Le Morne Brabant Mountain and spectacular sunsets over the open sea, the island’s location offers travellers a tranquil beachfront setting like no other in the world. The unique conditions on the windward side of the island also allow for a wide range of aquatic activities, including the exhilarating sports of wind and kite surfing in world-class conditions. Deep-sea fishing, snorkelling and diving amid fascinating coral reefs – all are within easy reach. The island is also known for spectacular golf courses, which are in close proximity to your World’s Ultimate Hotel.
Mauritius is defined by a lush green patchwork of gently swaying sugar cane fields encircling a series of lofty peaks that overlook the Indian Ocean. The island’s natural beauty is complemented by its people, a blend of warm and welcoming settlers who have all made this tropical island their home over the centuries. The currency in Mauritius is Mauritian Rupee (MUR) and Creole, French and English are widely spoken. Hinduism is the dominant religion in Mauritius. The capital is Port Louis and the time zone of UTC/GMT +4 hours.
THINGS TO DODiving in Mauritius:
Home to some of the worlds finest coral reefs and vividly colourful marine life, scuba diving in Mauritius is among the highlight attractions of the island. This popular activity showcases spectacular underwater scenery, teeming with mother nature’s most fascinating creations. Nothing quite gets your blood pumping like witnessing an innocent school of fish passing and then unexpectedly coming face to face with a majestic beast of the ocean. What makes this even more thrilling is that the water offers excellent visibility!
An enticing aspect for new and veteran divers alike, is that diving sites in Mauritius are secure and divers are spoiled for choice in the variety of sites available. With over 100 dive sites there are plenty of choices from beginner to advanced levels, ranging from in depth 7 metres to over 45 metres of covering reefs, walls and wrecks.
The majority of major hotels and beach resorts offer licensed diving instructions with daily scheduled trips out to sea – although favorable diving experiences are available almost year round, Summer is said to be the best period for diving as the warm water attracts a wealth of exotic fish and marine life. There are approximately 27 dive centres located around the island.
Being surrounded by coral reefs, Mauritius is the perfect destination for those who enjoy diving – whether snorkeling or scuba diving. The abundance of marine life, mesmerizing underwater scenery and the impeccable clarity of the underwater make it something you have to see while on holiday in Mauritius.Aquatic Adventures
Imagine pristine waters and clear blue skies greeting you at every turn as you enjoy kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing and the list continues off the coast. Mauritius’ waters are packed with activities and excitement!
Swim With Dolphins & Whale Watching
A unique experience of swimming with dolphins and whale watching in their natural surroundings! Enjoy an exclusive and private speed boat trip of swimming with dolphins and whale watching.
Treat yourself and your friends, family or partners to a private swimming with dolphins and whale watching trip. This is a unique dolphins activity done on a speed boat – a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their natural aquatic habitat.
Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime, swim with dolphins in crystal clear waters and encounter whales in the open sea. Swimming with dolphins and encountering whales are both incredibly moving experiences! It will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful animals.
Swimming with Dolphins:
You’ll plunge into the remarkable world of these powerful marine mammals and come face to face with the dolphins. Unlike many other dolphin facilities that limit the swim with dolphins program to pools or shallow water, we provide the unique opportunity to enter the dolphins’ natural environment and enjoy an encounter with the dolphins in the open sea. You’ll be off, swimming with the dolphins! Snorkeling equipment is provided for you free of charge.
After the outing with the dolphins, you will be taken further out to the deep sea for the whale watching.
Whale watching is an outing in which you will go further out to sea – the number of encounters you’ll see will depend a lot on weather and sea conditions. (If the sea is rough, it will be more difficult to see the whales.) When you see the whales, the sight is unbelievable. Everyone has their own way of describing this incredible sight. Sometimes, instead of the usual outbursts, it is the deafening silence of being lost for words as you hear the enormous humpback whale take one last breath before a dive.
Both Swimming with dolphins and encountering whales undoubtedly offers a rewarding, educational, therapeutic and amazing experience for everyone!
When a quiet suntan on the beach is not thrilling enough, you can always try your hand at parasailing. You will be rewarded by a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the lagoon and its multifarious underwater sea-scapes!
What is Parasailing? Parasailing, also known as parascending, is an activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time.Relax and Unwind:
Get rid of the stress! Revive your senses with exquisite beauty and body care products on a unique journey of serenity and harmony at one of our beautiful spas. We guarantee that time will stand still when you visit one of these havens of peace and tranquillity!
A holiday in Mauritius, with its long sandy beaches with a spectacular backdrop of verdant volcanic mountains, endless sugar cane fields and the tropical climate is perfect to escape your daily routine at home and recharge for the next few months. Aside from the seemingly endless kilometres of beaches, the natural hospitality of the Mauritian people and the gastronomic delights of three continents brought together in one location, Mauritius offers world-class spa services that will set you off on another journey of the senses.
The island’s mix of cultures also inspires an eclectic blend of therapies, with visitors able to choose from a range of Asian Ayurvedic massages, ocean-inspired treatments and age-old African and Creole remedies made from local herbs and flowers.
Making the most of their beautiful surroundings and the gorgeous year-round climate, some wellness centres have also created dedicated outside treatment areas, for example in gardens or private gazebos on the beach. Step into one of these havens and let expert hands pamper you…
NATURE AND MARINE LIFE
The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants. Many of these plants are threatened with extinction. This is because there is less than 2% of their natural habitat left and because introduced plants and animals compete and destroy their fruits and seedlings.
In collaboration with the National Parks (Conservation and Forestry Services) the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is working to protect the species and the forest for future generations.
Mauritius boasts a huge range of sea treasures and infinite wealth. The Mauritian sea never fails to surprise with their multi-coloured fish, moray eels and magnificent coral beds. Skin-diving masks, flippers and scuba diving equipment… Enjoy one of the happiest experiences in the world! Whether you are in a diving suit or in a submarine, Mauritius can introduce you to the secrets of its submarine world.
One of the most spectacular ways to explore the ocean beds is to go on board the Blue Safari submarine. You will enjoy a superb encounter with the marine life and get a chance to see various wrecks dating back to the 17th century. Night diving, honeymoon diving and training sessions are available.
Le Nessee, a semi-submersible, will provide you a one hour trip under the sea in complete safety. A unique experience with optimal viewing for passengers of all ages. And for those who want to experience the feeling of walking on the sea bed, Undersea Walk Ltd will help you enjoy the thrill in complete safety.
The temperature on the coastal areas varies between 22°C in Winter and 34°C in Summer. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C. In the central part of the island, the maximum daytime temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February. The Western and Northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and the South.
Take out your best beach and casual wear. In the winter months of June to September, carry some light woolen clothing for the cool evenings. Please show respect when visiting religious places. Wear appropriate clothing and remove leather shoes and belts when entering the premises.